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Camera settings changing after restart?

Discussion in 'Digital Photography & Imaging' started by Xenomisis, Apr 28, 2010.

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  1. Xenomisis

    Xenomisis Thread Starter

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    Hey guys, I am new to the forum (and honestly fairly new to the IT field) and am having issues that I cannot figure out. I work for a science museum and am working on some new exhibits. One of the stations is a "stop motion station" that uses a Microsoft Life Cam Cinema to take multiple pictures that people put together to make a short stop motion movie. The issue we are having is that we have specific settings that must be set and maintained on the Life Cam to only see a certain area. When I set those settings it works great until the computer is reset. Once it boots back up all the settings in the camera are the same but the camera's picture changes. This makes no sense to me considering all the settings are the same and the camera has not moved.
    Another issue we are having is with the software that runs the station. We set the settings on the camera (in Life Cam) and load the software for the station and it has a completely different picture. The designers of the software used Adobe AIR and say that it should not change any of the settings but the picture is obviously different. I am running Windows XP professional 32 bit. Another thing to note is that when I go to My Computer and open the camera from there it loads with default Windows drivers and not with the Life Cam software but I am not sure how to set the Life Cam software as the default driver/software to run the camera. Is it possible that the Adobe AIR is running the camera with the Windows drivers? Is there any way to make sure that the picture of the camera retains all the same settings after a reset? Thank you for your help!
     
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    Hey I figured out what was causing the settings being changed after a restart but still am curious as to why it looks different using Adobe AIR. I also have determined that Adobe is using the camera software and not the Windows default driver.
     
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